Showers and thunderstorms remain possible across the South Plains Friday afternoon and Friday night. A dryline will set up across the region during the day today.
Computer models suggest that thunderstorms may develop this afternoon across portions of the South Plains viewing area. Some of the thunderstorms may become severe with large hail, damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph and frequent lightning.
Tornado potential is very low, but cannot be completely ruled out towards the extreme Northeastern South Plains near Childress. Storm coverage is expected to increase between 4pm and 7pm.
The greatest potential for severe weather exists east of a line from Plainview to Lubbock and Lamesa. Storm coverage should spread eastward this evening and severe weather threats should diminish after midnight.
The Storm Prediction Center is also expecting severe thunderstorms to potentially develop across the northeastern South Plains Saturday afternoon and Saturday night along the dryline. Storms could once again produce large hail and damaging winds if they develop. Severe weather chances Saturday are greatest near Matador, Turkey, Paducah and Guthrie.
Storms could affect the Lubbock area Friday and Saturday. Even though severe weather chances are higher to our east, there is potential for isolated severe storms in the Lubbock area late this afternoon and again late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. A cold front moves through the area during the overnight hours Saturday night through Sunday morning.
Cooler temperatures follow on Sunday with severe weather chances pushing out of the region. We could still see a couple of strong to severe thunderstorms Easter Sunday towards Snyder and Abilene.
A strong cold front moves into the region late Monday and Tuesday should be windy and much colder with highs in the 30s and 40s. There is still a threat for wintry precipitation Tuesday morning across the viewing area, especially north of Lubbock.
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